63 light years from Earth a planet that looks like a big blue marble is being watched closely by astronomers. While the colour blue is often associated with feelings of calmness and stability, this particular world is anything but peaceful. … Continue reading Hot Jupiters
Many consider sleep a time when we shut off for a few hours during the night to recover from, and prepare for, activity during the day. Surprisingly your brain and body are remarkably active while you snooze. Sleep is important … Continue reading Sleepy Head: the science of snooze
From a very early age we use patterns to help make sense of the world around us. When we recognize things that repeat in a logical way, we can organize information and make thoughtful predictions based on the patterns we observe. … Continue reading Nature’s patterns
From the time humans gathered together to eat meals as families a debate has divided the generations. Research at the Centre of Research, Gastroenterology and Sweets (CORGAS) is hoping to finally lay to rest an issue that has pitted parent … Continue reading Does the dessert stomach exist?
Your parents did not choose the colour of your eyes, but they certainly are responsible for it. Eye colour is a trait (a feature or characteristic) that is passed on, or inherited, from your parents. It was once thought that everyone … Continue reading Eye genes
Our world is teeming with microbes, those organisms so small that we can only see them with the aid of a microscope. They cover every surface around us and even live within and on our bodies. “In fact there are … Continue reading Discovering Microbes